Comments on: A horrible day in Haryana, and a challenge to India’s police Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: nygdan Tue, 20 May 2008 21:02:43 +0000 Astounding that such cowards who’d strangle a pregnant woman and creep up on the back of another man can consider themselves to have fulfilled their duties.

Its frightening to consider what the playwright Terence said, ‘”Nothing human is alien to me” in this light. How lowly an act to have commited though. You have to wonder at first why this couple stayed near these other people, I suppose they wanted to make a stand for themselves. /That/ is fulfillment of a person’s duties; standing up for yourself in the face of such a horrible thing.

By: Mohandas K Gandhi Mon, 19 May 2008 15:40:16 +0000 disgusting.

By: Chethak B Mon, 19 May 2008 13:51:38 +0000 Simon,

In India, psychological fabric of such intolerance is very deep.
This is an outrageous murder reported.
There are,
countless murders that get never reported.
countless physical assaults that remain within houses.
countless psychological threats, abuses, blackmails that are never expressed..

This is not an isolated event in Haryana my dear friend, this is widespread across the nation. Not restricted to poor and downtrodden but prevalent amongst elite and rich.

Civilsation is a slow process.. unfortunately has been very slow in India…
Probably as generations change, things might improve.. say 100 years from now? At least I hope so for the sake of my country…

By: Neo Sun, 18 May 2008 20:18:08 +0000 I can only appreciate the hard work journlist like you are putting to bring the truth. These things will not stop until educated people get united and fight uneducated moran’s, evil, barbaric, inhumans can do something like this and get away.

Please cover more stories like this in India, and help people who cannot fight the system. Destroy India’s image by bringing truth out. Indian government will do anything to preserve their dignity and economy, push them to take some action.

By: joyce Sun, 18 May 2008 00:15:02 +0000 Comment for Shahid:
Yes honor killing is not solely an Islamic phenomenon. There are other moronic communities as well. In the Middle East, it is the highly educated and the uneducated who support this, so it has nothing to do with education. Perhaps the fear of spending one’s life in jail or getting hanged could do the work. Such people will get it once they and their supporters rot in the punishment reserved for them.

By: joyce Sun, 18 May 2008 00:04:50 +0000 Haryana is an extremely backward state where roles of men and women are concerned. This northern state of India is probably the closest to the muslim honor killing phenomenon. There is much violence and repression of women and girls in this state. It’s really a shame that this nonsense is allowed to go on. There was another gruesome incident of killings of a couple sanctioned by their own relatives in Canada.

By: Ellison Baxter Sat, 17 May 2008 21:01:36 +0000 These man and villagers suffer from serious mental illness.

By: Horst Schmitt Sat, 17 May 2008 20:57:38 +0000 minister,Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda

By: Horst Schmitt Sat, 17 May 2008 20:52:35 +0000 Any comment should also be sent to the Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda at  /chief_minister.htm

with kind regards

By: Horst Schmitt Sat, 17 May 2008 20:03:50 +0000 We are living in the 21st century and people still behave like in the darkest ages, not even two hours from New Delhi! To keep quiet at this horrific ignorant behavior of the village community in Balla makes us guilty too. The murderers of this abdominal heinous crime have to be prosecuted to the full extend of the law, demonstrating that a modern India will not accept such gruesome customs anymore. Local police, regional politicians and federal officials will be judged from a worldwide audience by their action.